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The Source: How Do You Speak 'American'?


How would you address a group of two or more people? In Texas, the answer is: y'all.

But how do other words, descriptors and pronunciations be a tell-tale sign of where you've lived or grown up? This is what then-intern Josh Katz set out to show a few years ago, when he created an interactive map based on a personalized linguistics survey for The New York Times.

The quirky and memorable quiz was the newspaper's most popular piece of online content in 2013. Now a graphics editor for The New York Times, Katz has released a visual guide to the data. He speaks to The Source ​about developing his new book.

​Guest: Josh Katz, author of "Speaking American: How Y'all, Youse, and You Guys Talk: A Visual Guide"

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